In the Midst of Weird History

by Emily Z Pssst! Hey there, fine and goodly readers–just checking in with you at the midpoint of our journey through time and also the month of October. It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the Weird History edition of our Beyond Bestsellers series and I hope it’s been suitably, satisfyingly strange so far. I […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Weird History

by Emily Z. It’s a new month and that means a new Beyond Bestsellers theme! This October, we’re all about keeping it weird and historical with some weird history. What is that? Is that a genre of book now? Yes. Why just weird history, you ask? Well, the thing about history is that there’s a […]

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Blurring the Lines: The Hebrides in Fact & Fiction

By Marie B. Have you ever found yourself reading a novel and thinking, “What/where/who is that?” This happens to me all the time. I usually read at night, and my favorite works of fiction have me turning pages and reaching for my computer for some impromptu research long after I ought to be sleeping. The […]

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New Book Group Kits for the New Year!

by Jackie P. We’ve recently added a large batch of new book discussion kits to our collection! Whether you belong to a private club, a Sno-Isle Library book club, or you want to start your own, these kits are a great way to connect with your community and spark discussion about the big questions. See the new kits below: […]

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Continuing Edutainment

by Marina M. Learning: it’s not just for school I like to know stuff. That’s probably why I chose librarianship as a profession. And what I learned while I was getting my degree is that I really enjoyed the research aspect of all those papers I had to write. For both my undergraduate and graduate […]

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So Long! Farewell!

by Liz K. Welcome to my last blog post as a member of the Readers’ Services Team! Blog writing, book list making, and reading challenge planning…My three-year term has flown by! Busy and fun, with a dash of occasional stress, I am really going to miss being part of this group. So now what? What […]

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Microhistories: Sating Our Curiosity One Book at a Time

by Jocelyn R. Sometimes kids go through a phase where “why” is their favorite question. But kids aren’t the only ones who like to ask that question. Some of us adults also seek knowledge about the world by asking why, and wondering how things came to be the way they are. Luckily for us, others […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories Lists

by Brian H. Be inspired to read a true story title from one of these Beyond Bestsellers participant created lists.  True Stories theme for August has wrapped up and we are looking forward to Westerns for September.  But really, you can add a list on any of the themes at anytime.  Read and recommend to […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories

by Brian H. True Stories Inspire We are halfway through this month’s theme, True Stories. Community readers have been inspired! The lists of True Story and Mystery titles are coming in steadily. Literary journalism is an area of true storytelling that I have a great interest in. My daughter Lily has just completed her journalism […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories

by Brian For the month of August, the Beyond Bestsellers theme is true stories! If you are just joining us, read this post to learn details about participating. Beyond Bestsellers is a new reading challenge where we will be reading books from different themes each month. Participants can engage by creating lists in the new […]

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